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387 candidates to fight it out for 46 wards
New Delhi, June 7
The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee polls are expected to witness a keen contest with 387 candidates in the fray for the 46 wards. The general elections would be held on June 30.

D. P. Singh Pappu, candidate of SAD Delhi from Rohini, campaigning for the DSGMC poll in the Capital on Friday. D. P. Singh Pappu, candidate of SAD Delhi from Rohini, campaigning for the DSGMC poll in the Capital on Friday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

MDU to change PG question papers
Rohtak, June 7
Maharshi Daynand University plans to introduce changes in the question paper pattern for postgraduate classes, ensure uniformity in the evaluation of answer sheets and initiate many administrative measures to improve the functioning of the university and academic standards.



DOME OF WISDOM: A view of the interior of the Parliament House library.

DVB employees jockeying for ‘safe’ positions
New Delhi, June 7
It’s a veritable race against time for some of the 23,000-strong employees of the Delhi Vidyut Board who don’t quite relish the idea of giving up a cushy, government job for the insecurity of being employed by private distributors, Tata Power and Bombay Suburban Electricity Supply.

Rewari’s banquet hall worth a king’s ransom razed
Rewari, June 7
A palatial banquet hall “Luxmi-Vilas Sadan”, which lay in the controlled area of the local town planning department on the periphery of the HWDA by-pass here, was razed by a demolition squad of the department today.

Wanna dance: Schoolchildren during the dance training session at Bal Bhavan in the Capital.
Wanna dance: Schoolchildren during the dance training session at Bal Bhavan in the Capital. 
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Dreaded contract killer shot
Ghaziabad, June 7
The notorious contract killer Rajpal Nai was shot dead in a hail of bullets at Etawa Railway Station on Thursday night by four criminals, in spite of being with the police escort. One constable and three others were injured in the attack.

Freeze non-teaching posts: UGC to colleges
New Delhi June 7
A moratorium on the recruitment of non-academic staff in Delhi University appears to be on the anvil with the University Grants Commission instructing the colleges not to sanction non-teaching posts during the next five years.

BKU holds traffic for four hours
Sonepat, June 7
Traffic was held up for about four hours on the Sonepat-Rohtak Road near Sisana village about 25 km from here today by the activists of the Bharatiya Kisan Union in support of the demands of the farmers of Kandela village in Jind District.


SILKEN BEAUTY: A model flaunts her dress at the 17th Export Award function of the Indian Silk Export Promotion Council in the Capital. — Tribune Photo

Sword of suspension hangs over MCF staff
Faridabad, June 7
The Municipal Corporation, Faridabad is beset by internecine differences among its employees. While three elected members have already been placed under suspension, the sword hangs on some more. The alleged infighting has led to at least three cases being filed in the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Radio station that connects soldiers with family
New Delhi, June 7
How do you reach out to your friend, relative, neighbour or just a stranger who is braving the weather and the war in the higher reaches of Kashmir? Send them a message, courtesy Radio Indigo.

Haryana BSP spokesman resigns
Panipat, June 7
The simmering differences between the state BSP president, Mr Ashok Sherwal, and the party spokesman, Mr Rajiv Ahuja, came to the fore today with latter resigning from his post.

N the report, “The fight for brilliant students: Many a school stoops to conquer” (May 30), Bijendra Ahlawat has stated that Huda in Faridabad has issued notices to about 70 public schools, which have been allegedly violating the authority’s norms of allotment of land to these institutions.
  • NET qualification
  • Do we care for the court order?
  • Artificial scarcity
  • Marriage Act
  • Caring for the old
  • Farmers’ debts
  • No sympathy
  • Ban on smoking
  • Drain needed

Five from Model School enter IIT portals
Rohtak, June 7
Five students of the local Model School have brought laurels to their school by getting selected for admission to the esteemed Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). Dr S. C. Singh, Principal of the school, claimed that this was for the first time in the history of Rohtak that five students from an educational institute had got selected for IIT.

  • Woman run over
  • Hike decried
  • Two killed
  • Tributes to martyr
  • Youth shot at
  • Extortionists held

Action sought against SHO in dowry case
Sonepat, June 7
A married woman, Mrs Somna, a resident of Vikas Nagar, Kakroi road, Sonepat, has demanded immediate arrest of the culprits allegedly involved in a case of dowry harassment. She has also sought action against Mrs Asha Rani, Station House Officer of the women’s police station, Sonepat, for her failure to arrest them even after the registration of a case as well as the violation of the orders issued by the Superintendent of Police on this issue.

Brother clubbed to death over land row
Rohtak, June 7
Two youths allegedly battered their younger brother to death in a land dispute at Bharan village on Thursday. Mr Jasbir, a resident of Mahra village in Sonepat district, stated in his complaint that his sister, Kamlesh, got married to Mr Ranbir at Bharan village. He said Ranbir had not been in the best of terms with his brothers — Balwan, Jai Singh and Ishwar — regarding the distribution of land among them by their father.

Father killed over land
Jhajjar, June 7
An old man was reportedly killed by his two sons in Azad Nagar village of the district this morning. According to the police, the deceased, Hardwari Lal, was waiting for a bus at the bus stop in the morning to come to Jhajjar along with his son Chand Ram and his family.

  • Custody death

Gang of highway robbers busted
New Delhi, June 7
The Special Cell of the Delhi Police today claimed to have busted a gang of highway robbers with the arrest of three youths. They were arrested from ISBT flyover last evening.

Youths stab councillor over power cut
New Delhi, June 7
Regular power cut in Mansaraovar Park area in North East district made youths of Ram Nagar so angry that six youths entered the house of the local Municipal Councillor, stabbed him and beat his brother on Thursday evening.

  • DJB staff held

  • Youth beheaded

Councillor held for assaulting rival
New Delhi, June 7
Mr Sunil Bidhuri, an independent Councillor from Harkesh Nagar near Okhla Industrial Area, was arrested today along with his supporters on the charge of beating up his rival, Mr Sahi Ram Pehelwan.


Old-clothes traders find it hard to keep wolf from the door
New Delhi, June 7
Have you been of late wondering what happened to the mobile utensil vendors who came right up to your door, and in exchange of your old clothes, gave you sparkling bright utensils?


NCB acquires status of full-fledged institute
Faridabad, June 7
The National Council for Cement and Building Materials, a body set up by the Union Government for research on cement and allied products used in construction, has also acquired the status of a full-fledged institute for providing training and running several specialised courses annually.

Principal frowns on ‘Young Voice’ contents
New Delhi, June 7
The Principal of Shri Guru Tegh Bahadur College (Evening), Dr Harmeet Singh, has reacted strongly to the contents of the ‘Young Voice’ column published in NCR Tribune.

MDU postpones BEd admission test to June 30
Rohtak, June 7
The Vice-Chancellor of Maharshi Dayanand University, Maj-Gen (retd) B. S. Suhag, has said that the entrance test for admission to BEd (regular) course, which was scheduled to be held on June 9, has been postponed.


Beau gets interim bail in abduction case
Rohtak, June 7
The Additional Sessions Judge, Mr Shiva Sharma, today granted interim bail to Rahul Inder Pal Singh, who has been charged with the abduction of a daughter of prominent orthopaedist of the town.

Arrest of PGIMS prof stayed
Rohtak, June 7
The Special Judge, Mr Shiva Sharma, today stayed the arrest of Dr A. D. Tiwari, Professor and Head of the Department of Paediatrics, Pt B. D. Sharma Post- Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences and Dr O. P. Yadav, Medical Officer, Civil Hospital, Bhiwani.


CISF fetes shooter Anjali Ved Pathak
New Delhi, June 7
The Central Industrial Security Force honoured its ace shooter, Arjuna Awardee Anjali Ved Pathak, with a cash award of Rs 50,000 for securing a berth for the Olympic Games in Athens in 2004 at a simple function at the CISF headquarters in the Capital on Friday.

Olympian honour — Randhir SinghRandhir Singh nominated to ANOC executive
New Delhi, June 7
Indian Olympic Association secretary-general Randhir Singh has been nominated to the Association of National Olympic Committee. Randhir Singh, who is also the secretary-general of the Olympic Association of Asia, had been elected to the International Olympic Committee a few months ago. Randhir Singh is a former Asian Games medallist in shooting and is also the vice-president of the Commonwealth Games Federation.

Cycling Federation of India president Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, who is also the Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilisers, announces the hosting of the second SAARC Cycling Championship in the Capital.
Cycling Federation of India president Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, who is also the Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilisers, announces the hosting of the second SAARC Cycling Championship in the Capital.

SAIL to take on HDFC Bank in Hari Ram Cricket
New Delhi, June 7
Steel Authority of India Ltd will take on HDFC Bank in the opening match of the sixth Lala Hari Ram Aggarwal Memorial Day-Night Cricket Carnival to be held at the Karnail Singh stadium from June 8.

ONGC win
New Delhi
A fine knock of 79 runs by UP Ranji Trophy player Mohd. Saif and deadly bowling of 3 for 22 by Amit Sharma helped Oil and Natural Gas Commission beat Dena Bank by five wickets in a Super A Division match of the DDCA League at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground in the Capital.


L-G strikes down extension to Addl Commissioner
New Delhi, June 7
Lieutenant-Governor Vijai Kapoor today issued instructions to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi that the resolution passed by it, which reads that Mr Manjit Singh be allowed to continue as the Additional Commissioner (Slums and JJ) beyond his date of superannuation on June 30, 2002, is “contrary to rules and government policy”.

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